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Business, Central New York, Community, Developmental Issue, Jobs, Poverty, Syracuse

Syracuse Nonprofit Addresses the City’s Economy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Greening USA is a Syracuse nonprofit that works on issues such as strengthening local economies and creating sustainable communities. The organization held an event on Dec. 8 that was open to the public to present the trends about Central New York’s economy, as well as Syracuse’s. The […]

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Business, Central New York, Competition, Consumer, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Bars Experience a ‘Ghost Town’ During Winter Break

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University is home to over 20,000 students with five bars on campus. Other schools in the area include LeMoyne College and SUNY ESF. One of the most popular bars near SU, Harry’s, sees a decline in customers and change in clientele. “It’s a desert,” said John Shahin, owner of Harry’s […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Jobs, Poverty, race, Syracuse

Syracuse Citizens Give Their Thoughts on Syracuse’s Black Poverty Problem

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Century Foundation recently reported Syracuse has the highest concentration of Black poverty of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country. In 2000, nine Syracuse neighborhoods were deemed “extremely impoverished” meaning 40 percent or more of the population lives in poverty. Today, almost 30 of these neighborhoods exist, […]

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Central New York, Community, Sports, Syracuse

Clinton Square Ice Rink Opens For Season, Now Facing Weather Issues

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Clinton Square tripled their attendance record this past weekend as their outdoor ice skating rink opened to the public during past Friday’s Christmas tree lighting. There were over 300 people waiting to lace the skates up and hit the ice. Skating outdoors has it’s highs and low. […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Jobs, Syracuse, Things to do

Renovations are in the Works for Syracuse Neighborhood

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Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse’s North Side neighborhood is line for some major upgrades. The Syracuse Neighborhood and Business Development department is in the process of applying for a five million dollar grant from Restore New York.  If approved, they plan using the money to rehabilitate vacant and rundown buildings. “It would […]

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Central New York, Community, food, Non-profit

Decrease Overdue Library Fees With Holiday Food Donations

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga Free Library are giving people an opportunity to reduce overdue book fines by donating nonperishable food items to their holiday donation box. Today the library started their fundraiser which allows their current library members to donate goods which will take money off of their overdue […]

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Central New York, Community, Domestic Violence, Education, Non-profit, Sexual Assault

The Importance of Speaking Up Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS): A social media movement with the hashtag MeToo has become a platform to encourage sexual assault victims to talk about their personal experience and how they are getting over it. This hashtag started when actress, Alyssa Milano, posted a screenshot saying “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me […]

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Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Syracuse

First-Ever Concrete Homes in Syracuse Will Lower Utility Bills

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse Habitat for Humanity has partnered with two professors from the Syracuse school of architecture and Mason Contractors Association of America to build two homes on Hixson Avenue that could make housing more affordable. They are the first homes in the area to be built with concrete. Concrete homes […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Jobs

Online Shopping is forcing CNY Shops to change their Game Plan

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The economic landscape is quickly changing as more and more people are shopping online instead of visiting traditional stores, otherwise known as “Brick and Mortar stores.” Cyber Monday broke records this year as it yielded $6.59 billion dollars in contrast to the $5 billion generated by Black Friday sales. […]

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Community

Syracuse Neighborhood Clean up Efforts Lead to Inconsistent Results

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By Jude Allume SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse’s Home HeadQuarters helps in developing high need communities in a number of ways, like with their annual event they call Block Blitz. Since 2009, Block Blitz has brought volunteers into neighborhoods deemed as high-needs to perform maintenance on as many homes as possible in a single day. The organization’s Chief […]

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